she is there just because she is black, you know they needed a balance in any other way she wouldn't be totally butterface I agree, she was put on the cover because they needed somebody coloured, shes agreat model, but shes knowher near the league of Lily D, Stam, Sasha and Raquel. I disagree. She has the potential to be a "supermodel" one day. She is much younger than the other models on the cover. She will look even better when she gets into her 20's. Plus, she is an American model. This makes her a good choice for U.S. Vogue. It's a shame every single time a black model gets work, it's because "she's black." Maybe Anna Wintour likes her. Maybe the photographer is a fan. There are many other reasons she may have got that cover. What about Liya Kebede in 2004? She definitely deserved the "supermodel" cover of that time. Was it because she was a good model, or the stereotypical "she's black" nonsense? I don't know what country the previous commenter is from, but we don't use the term "coloured" anymore. That is a racist statement to make about a black person. Besides, I think Chanel is of a mixed racial heritage anyway. Therefore, using the "she's black" statement doesn't even make sense. What are you going to say next? She only got the cover because she "looks black?" We seriously need to progress as a society if people are still making such ignorant statements.